To be considered for UBC Indigenous awards, you must meet all the following requirements:
- You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
- You are an Indigenous student.
- You will submit the application for intended Indigenous awards by the award program deadline.
- You are enrolled in a full-time course load studying on the Vancouver campus.
- You meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in UBC’s Regulations Governing University Awards.
- You demonstrate financial need to be considered for bursaries.
Unclassified or qualifying students are not eligible for these awards. Read through the Academic Calendar information on the classification of students.
UBC uses the term "Indigenous" in place of "Aboriginal" as held in the spirit of its use in section 35(2) of the Canadian Constitution, to refer inclusively to members of First Nations, status and non-status, treaty and non-treaty Indians, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, recognizing that many people prefer the terms that are specific and traditional to their communities.
Some awards have additional requirements, which are listed in the application. Please read the award descriptions before you start your application, to better target the awards you qualify for.
If you are eligible for bursaries, submit an application to the UBC Bursary Program by the deadline to be considered for UBC General Bursary at the same time. Application to the general bursary program at UBC is helpful in determining your financial need. An application to the UBC Bursary Program is not required for your application to UBC Awards for Indigenous Students.